Friday, March 12, 2010

Centric Adds A-Team, Proud Family Weekend Stunts; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 15, 2010)

Centric (formerly known as BET Jazz) has added two weekend stunts for the next two weekends. First, they will add another A-Team weekend stunt. It looks like the action series is doing well on the network. The A-Team airs regularly weekdays at 7am and 9pm ET, as we announced a few weeks back. The weekend stunt will air this Saturday (March 13, 2010) from 12pm-6pm and if you miss it, it will air again on Sunday (March 14) from 9am-3pm.
The following weekend (March 20-21), Centric will air a block of the animated comedy The Proud Family! That series has aired on and off on sister network BET since January 2009. The series is actually a Disney Channel original and aired on Disney from 2001-2005. Anyway, Centric doesn't air the series as a regular, so this is indeed a special marathon. The stunt will air Saturday, March 20 from 12pm-6pm and again Sunday, March 21 from 9am-3pm. Stay with us if they ever add any regular airings for this show, but for now enjoy this special stunt!

It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of March 15-19, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, March 15, 2010
  • Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) - Todd stops by the Today show on NBC during the 9am hour promoting his new book, Killing Willis. And then later on he heads to CNN to go on Larry King Live at 9pm ET.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Ms. Collette stops by NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon at 12:35am ET.
  • Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie) - Dominic gives some party recipes on The Martha Stewart Show. Check local listings for time and channel.
  • Portia de Rossi (Better off Ted) - Portia and her wife Ellen DeGeneres are both on Oprah, check local listing for time and channel. This is a repeat from November.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) - Jason stops by The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV at 2pm ET in this repeat.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains) - He will be on the Today show during the 10am hour on NBC during a Hollywood Heartthrobs week segment.
  • Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore Show/Golden Girls) - Betty will be on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 11:35pm ET probably discussing her upcoming appearance on SNL in May.
  • Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes) - Todd will be on two shows. First, The Wendy Williams Show to discuss his book. Check local listings and it will also air nationally on BET at 12am ET. And then also The Joy Behar Show on HLN at 9pm ET.
  • Mackenzie Phillips (One Day at a Time) - She stops by ABC's Good Morning America to talk about her new book sometime between 7-9am ET on ABC.
  • Peter Mark Richman (Three's Company) - He played Chrissy's father on Three's Company and appeared on many other classic series (but mostly dramas), he stops by The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV (Retirement Living TV) at 10pm ET.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - The previous day his co-star Kirk Cameron was on, now this TV dad will stop by the Today show during the 10am hour part of Hollywood Heartthrobs week.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - This is a repeat from last week, but watch Josh again on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC at 12:05am ET.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family) - The hilarious Ty Burrell will drop by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to bring laughs, check local listings for time and channel.
  • Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore Show/Golden Girls) - Betty stops by to chat on Larry King Live at 9pm ET on CNN.
  • Tina Louise (Gilligan's Island) - Tina stops by Encore with John Palmer on RLTV at 12pm ET.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Ms. Collette stops by LIVE! with Regis & Kelly this morning. Check local listings for time and channel.
  • Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) - Peter drops by and we discover a new dish on The Martha Stewart Show but you'll have to check your local listings for time and channel..
  • Tim Conway (McHale's Navy/Carol Burnett Show) - The legendary Tim Conway stops by the 10pm edition (encores at 1am ET) of The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV! But this is a repeat.

Friday, March 19, 2010

  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie will be on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your local listings for time an channel.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Ms. Collette cooks up a healthy meal on The Martha Stewart Show. Check local listings for time and channel.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker/Bored to Death) - He will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:35am ET but probably talking about Damages.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends) - Lisa stops by The Bonnie Hunt Show to talk about her NBC reality series she is producing. Check local listings.
  • Norman Lear (legendary producer) - The legendary Norman Lear appears on The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV at 2pm ET on this repeat.
  • Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show) - Another legend goes on The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV, this time the 10pm ET edition.
  • Susan Sullivan (Dharma & Greg) - Susan also appears on The Florence Henderson Show on RLTV at 10pm ET to discuss her impressive TV resume.
And if you want some talk show repeats this weekend, the Retirement Living TV Network has The Florence Henderson Show repeats on Saturday at 2pm and 3pm ET featuring Peter Mark Richman and Jason Alexander once again.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Centric Acquires The A-Team; Two and a Half Men Production Temporarily Shut

Centric, formerly known as BET J (for Jazz), has quietly acquired the '80s action series The A-Team! The series started airing on Monday (Feb. 22) airing weekdays at 7am and 9pm. The A-Team joins fellow '80s action series Miami Vice on the network. Miami Vice will continue to air in its Mon-Sat 11pm hour, as it has since October. However its late night airing of 3am has been moved to weekdays at 5am and it will also gain the weekdays at 6am hour leading into The A-Team at 7am for an action filled block from 5am-8am.
Other TV series still airing on Centric are Soul Train on weekdays at 12 noon, 5pm & 12 midnight; The Steve Harvey Show on weekdays from 1-2pm; American Gangster weekdays at 10pm & 1am; and Homicide: Life on the Street has been relegated to just weekdays at 4am. There are also reality series from other Viacom networks encoring.
The A-Team will get a launch marathon this weekend - Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010. The marathon on Saturday will air from 12pm-6pm and encore on Sunday from 9am-3pm with the same episodes. The series didn't start off with the two-part pilot "Mexican Slayride" when it joined the network on Monday, instead it started off with the episode after the pilot "Pros and Cons." The series is going in production order, rather than airdate order.
Remember, if you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire The A-Team!

Joint statement from Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment; Peter Roth, President, Warner Bros. Television; and Chuck Lorre, Creator/Executive Producer of Two and a Half Men:
"CBS, Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre support Charlie Sheen in his decision today to begin voluntary in-patient care at a treatment center. We wish him nothing but the best as he deals with this personal matter. Production on Two and a Half Men will be temporarily suspended."
So just for how long? Reports are that he will take a two week break. As of now only one taping has been canceled and that is for this Friday's taping. It is likely the following Friday's (March 5) taping will be canceled as well. The series is in its 7th season and has a 24 episode order, but not sure how this temporary suspension will effect the 24 episode order. Episodes 16 and 17 of the 7th season are scheduled to air on Monday, March 1 and 8. A repeat is scheduled to air on March 15, but that was planned. Reports are 18 episodes have been taped so far, but this is unconfirmed. Stay with us for any further updates!

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The N Brings Back Kenan, Growing Pains; Retro Television Coming to Columbia, SC

As we patiently wait for Nick at Nite's official July schedule with the addition of Malcolm in the Middle, we will bring you the July schedule for sister Viacom network The N. The new The N schedule starts Monday, July 6. The N, like other Viacom networks, likes to double-dip their comedies. Kenan & Kel will return to The N schedule! Starting at 6am we get back-to-back Caitlin's Way, Radio Free Roscoe, Kenan & Kel, Amanda Show, Moesha, and a four-spot of Degrassi from 11am-1pm. Afternoons starting at 1pm its back-to-back Beyond the Break, H2O, Saved by the Bell, Kenan & Kel, Unfabulous, and a four-spot of Zoey 101 from 6-8pm. The four-spots continue from 8pm-6am as well with What I Like About You, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, That '70s Show, What I Like About You, and Moesha. On Fridays, 7pm-8:30pm its Degrassi, followed by the new original series The Assistants at 8:30pm & 9pm for its premiere (then will air 8:30pm only weekly) with encores at 10:30pm & 2am. More Degrassi on Fridays are 9-10:30pm and 11pm-12am. What I Like About You is extended on Fridays from 2-6am instead of just 2-4am.
Weekends is the same as weekdays from 6am-10am. Then we have the four-spots of series from 10am-6pm with Unfabulous, Zoey 101, Degrassi and iCarly. Zoey 101 will air in the 6pm hour on Sundays. Then it gets a bit complicated for the rest of the night on weekends, so I suggest you view that schedule. Growing Pains is returning to the schedule but just once a week on late Sunday nights (early Monday mornings) at 4am ET/PT. The first week it will air at 3:30am, though. It joins a block of Clueless (4:30am) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch (5-6am), as both of those are on just once a week as well. Too bad Growing Pains isn't returning to weekdays in its old 11am hour timeslot.
View and discuss the entire The N July 2009 schedule.

WKTC-My63, Columbia's My Network TV affiliate, is proud to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with RTV (Retro Television) to begin broadcasting classic TV programming on its digital subchannel, WKTC-DT2 (63.2), starting tomorrow (Saturday June 20, 2009)!
Daytime programming will include classic comedy hits such as Leave it to Beaver, McHale's Navy, and drama Marcus Welby, while evenings will be filled with hits such as Knight Rider, The A Team, Magnum P.I. and The Rockford Files.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

ION Television's 1st Upfront Presentation, Perfect Strangers, A-Team Coming Soon?; The CW Ends 'Gilmore Girls'

ION Television had its first upfront presentation. They just released the press release to us and it is hot off the press! It doesn't go into detail on what shows and movies are coming actually, but the press release mentioned stars like Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family), Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), and Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) were on hand at the presentation. While they didn't go ahead and mention any programming titles, it is safe to assume Perfect Strangers is coming to the network soon since Bronson was there! And maybe Growing Pains will return, since Tracey was there. The press release also mentioned The A-Team when touting its series, so maybe that is coming soon, too?
The press release states: The strength of classic programing series is demonstrated in strong audience growth – especially in adults ages 25-54, which experienced a 31 percent gain in Monday to Sunday primetime. And new programming deals are on the horizon. Stay tuned!
Hmmm new deals are on the horizon. Interesting. The press release didn't tell us whether the hours will expand from more than 6-11pm, but I think they will, they just haven't announced it yet.
The highlight of the upfront was of course the RHI deal, which will air Fri-Sun 7-11pm starting June 29. Explosive new programming partnership with RHI Entertainment, the award-winning producer and distributor of groundbreaking miniseries and movies for television. RHI's exciting lineup of programming for ION will include the creation of exclusive original programming as well as quality library titles & movies. The first of a promised 12 originals per year is Killer Wave, a political-thriller miniseries featuring a multi billion-dollar conspiracy that will have audiences at the edge of their seats.
Finally, the upfront included a sneak peek at ION’s partnership with Firebrand, a first-of-its-kind multi-platform experience that gives consumers interactive access to their favorite brands, products and promotions, set to launch in the fall airing weeknights from 11pm-12am. Firebrand programs only the best TV commercials as a reflection of pop culture in an environment rich with consumer touch points.
We will certainly have more news for you when we hear! Diagnosis Murder is also going to air Saturdays at 6PM, so an hour of expansion on Saturdays, as it was 7-11pm. This will start Saturday, May 26. For now, read the Upfront press release.

It looks like The CW's Gilmore Girls will end after its May 15 airing. The series will come to end with a proper series finale. The show started back in 2000 and was a high performer for The WB and still was one of the top shows on the new CW. The CW and Warner Bros. Television released this statement:
"Announcing the final season of Gilmore Girls is truly a sad moment for everyone at The CW and Warner Bros. Television," statement read. "This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television's most memorable, lovable characters."

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